Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Pro-Russian journalist shot dead in Kiev
A Ukrainian journalist known for his strong pro-Russian views has been shot to death in Kiev, just days after a pro-Russian lawmaker and journalist were found dead. Oles Buzyna, a 45-year-old journalist and the former…
Russia to close two news outlets in Crimea
By  • 23 March 2015
A Crimean news agency and a media company will be shut down on April 1 after being denied licenses to operate by Russia's communications regulator. The Crimean News Agency, also known as QHA, and the…
Russian police raid homes linked to Crimean reporters
By  • 15 March 2015
Members of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) have raided the homes of the parents of two reporters working for an investigative news agency in the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula. Natalya Kokorina and Anna Andriyevska are both…
Artillery kills Ukrainian photojournalist near Donetsk
By  • 4 March 2015
A Ukrainian photojournalist was killed after in an artillery strike in eastern Ukraine amidst fighting that continues despite a ceasefire agreed to by Russia, Ukraine and pro-Russian forces Feb. 13. Serhiy Nikolayev, a photographer at the…
Ukraine reporting draws criticism
By  • 2 March 2015
Russian, Ukrainian and Western media have all taken heat for reporting By Demetria Walls As Russian-backed rebels have advanced across eastern Ukraine, they’ve had a key ally who hasn’t fired a single-shot: Russian media. In…
Ukraine divided
By  • 26 February 2015
The advance of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine makes it more apparent than ever that the country is splitting up. With more than 5,000 people dead in the war, is there hope that a ceasefire…
From Brussels with love: Putin's friends in the EU
By  • 26 February 2015
From Greece to the U.K., Russia finds potential sympathizers The conflict in the Ukraine has heightened tensions between Russia and the European Union. Since Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in March, the EU and U.S.…
Poland, Belarus a study in contrasting media
By  • 16 February 2015
As Polish media moves from strength to strength, Belarus remains a 'terrifying' place for journalists. These are gloomy times in much of Europe. Across the continent governments are wrangling with stagnant economies, the threat of…
Jailed Russian journalist sentenced to additional 3 years
By  • 27 January 2015
A Russian journalist already imprisoned for more than a year has been sentenced to an additional three years after a court found him guilty of "insulting" law enforcement officials and giving police false information. Sergei…
Ukrainian news site shines amid revolution, war
By , • 8 January 2015
The Kyiv Post has become a go-to source for news about a nation in turmoil. When Ukraine’s fleeing president Viktor Yanukovych had thousands of documents dumped into the freezing Kiev Reservoir in February, he might…
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